Seeds X, 27
Seed: No Thank You Bite
As some of you know, I turned fifty last year. In a Manhattan taxi on the way downtown to have dinner with dear friends, this Seed was born.
Turned out it was a rule in my friend’s family that if one didn’t want to eat something at the dinner table, one had to take a “no thank you bite.” At my childhood dinner table, a “you have to try it bite” was mandatory. What a difference a phrase makes!
The experience of the second option was a thwarting of my will. I was made to do what I didn’t want to do. My friend’s family, on the other hand, honored her will. And accomplished the same goal! To get a kid to try something new.
The next time you find yourself in a power struggle of any kind, see if you can apply the No Thank You Bite rule. Find a way to honor the independence of the will of the person you’re struggling with. You’ll both be freer.
Blessed Fourth of July.
Dr. Susan Corso
Seeds are remarkable gifts. Sown in consciousness, they bring you to the most important part of your being—your Divine Spark.
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